LIFE - Painter Helen Frankenthaler sitting amidst her art 1956.                (photo by Gordon Parks.)

LIFE - Painter Helen Frankenthaler sitting amidst her art 1956. (photo by Gordon Parks.)

Helen Frankenthaler: Blue Atmosphere, 1963. Love the colors "bleeding" into one another.

Helen Frankenthaler: Blue Atmosphere, 1963. Love the colors "bleeding" into one another.

'Alloy' (1967) by Helen Frankenthaler, whose work inspired countless fashion designers.

'Alloy' (1967) by Helen Frankenthaler, whose work inspired countless fashion designers.

Helen Frakenthaler,Sea Picture with Black (1959)oil on canvas 84.5 x 57 in.

Helen Frakenthaler,Sea Picture with Black (1959)oil on canvas 84.5 x 57 in.

Santorini, 1966. Helen Frankenthaler.

Santorini, 1966. Helen Frankenthaler.

Helen Frankenthaler, Jacob's Ladder, 1957    I love the upward movement in this piece.

Helen Frankenthaler, Jacob's Ladder, 1957 I love the upward movement in this piece.

Tree.  By Helen Frankenthaler.

Tree. By Helen Frankenthaler.

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." - Helen Frankenthaler

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." - Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler photographed by Ernst Haas

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler photographed by Ernst Haas

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